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Yizkor, the prayer for the dead, is always recited on the last days of Yom Tov. Because Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are, in a sense, considered one Festival, Yizkor is said on Yom Kippur but not on Rosh Hashanah. By reciting Yizkor, we pray for the atonement of those who can no longer acquit themselves.
As the Neilah curtain falls and we descend from the seventh heaven where, we are told, God and the angels reside, we declare seven times “The Lord, He is The God.” And on returning from our brief visit to heaven we recite the prayer uttered by those who leave this world forever, “Shema Yisrael, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad.”
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It’s an interesting idea, that love is illustrated by understanding another’s needs.
“Keeping” Shabbos means to guard it and make sure to keep every aspect and detail of it.
Pesach is a time when we can grow in this perspective. But merely spending a week working on something will not leave any lasting impression on us.
Morah for a parent is connected to shemiras Shabbos because the Shechina shines on, and through, the Sabbath.
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.” – Vayikra 19:17 When the Torah mentions the obligation to rebuke a fellow Jew, it ends with the words “and do not carry a sin because of him.” The Targum translates […]
The Bais Halevi answers that we must properly define what is considered to be “in the middle of a mitzvah.”
They had realized they would be far from civilization and kosher food and had packed plenty of fresh and canned food as well as making sure there was a microwave in their room which they knew how to kasher.
He was deeply saddened by the thought of her going to her final resting place alone and that it appeared as if she knew no one and had no family who cared about her.
Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.
The Debt Lives On
‘The Orphans’ Mitzvah To Repay Their Father’s Debts’
Rabbi Fohrman asks what’s the connection between animal sacrifices and leaving crops for the poor?
Putting parents before oneself is a step toward putting the more abstract concept of God before self
In her diary, Anne Frank wrote words that provided hope for a humanity faced with suffering.
In order to be free of the negative consequences of violating a shvu’ah or a neder, the shvu’ah or neder themselves must be annulled.
In most communities the rabbi will perform the eruv ceremony on Erev Yom Tov for all community members.
Are you kidding? You know the non‑Jew is not going to consume your chametz. He is not really paying you for it; neither is he taking possession of it.
First, the punishment for eating chametz on Pesach is karet, premature death at the Hand of God.
This process, which is the most powerful form of kashering, is known as libun.
Hapeh is based on the fact that the person who qualifies the statement is the sole source of the unqualified statement and the court has therefore no choice but to believe her.
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